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Philippe E. Spiess

faced with this potentially disfiguring and lethal cancer. Treatment Strategies for Primary Penile Tumors Radical surgery (partial or total penectomy with a negative surgical margin) remains the gold standard in managing invasive penile cancer

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angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). Figure 1. Patient case study 1: results of further testing. Abbreviations: NGS, next-generation sequencing; RUL, right upper lobe; SUV, standard uptake value; VATS, video-assisted thoracic surgery. Dr. Advani explained that

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Apar Kishor Ganti, Mollie deShazo, Alva B. Weir III, and Arti Hurria

Fatigue Inventory has helped evaluate the fitness of older patients for cancer surgery. 13 – 15 Clinical trials are ongoing to establish more simplified, time-efficient, and validated instruments to quantify fitness for various forms of therapy. Recent

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Swaminathan Murugappan, William P. Harris, Christopher G. Willett, and Edward Lin

long-term outcomes in patients with resectable rectal cancer. 26 Table 1 Factors Affecting Local Recurrence After Surgery for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer The Evolution of Current Treatment Strategies Increased rates of local

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John A. Charlson, Emily L. McGinley, Ann B. Nattinger, Joan M. Neuner, and Liliana E. Pezzin

claims. Our inclusion criteria consisted of women aged 65 to 89 years old identified from Medicare claims as having undergone incident breast cancer surgery in 2006 or 2007, based on a validated algorithm 6 applied to nationwide Medicare Parts A and B

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Anisley Valenciaga, O. Hans Iwenofu, and Gabriel Tinoco

elective robotic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy 2 weeks later. Final pathology from the surgery revealed PLU with an anterior and posterior size of 7.0 × 6.0 × 2.1 cm and 8.0 × 6.5 × 4.0 cm, respectively. The histopathology was high

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Steven G. Waguespack and Gary Francis

of a palpable thyroid nodule. However, PTC also frequently presents as cervical adenopathy with or without a palpable thyroid lesion, or as an incidental finding after imaging or surgery for an unrelated condition. 26 Occasionally, it may be

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Fabian M. Johnston, Michael N. Mavros, Joseph M. Herman, and Timothy M. Pawlik

situations, a 2-stage hepatectomy may be considered. 11 In general, a 2-stage approach involves an initial minor hepatectomy to remove the CRLM from one hemiliver (typically the left liver). The right portal vein is either ligated at the initial surgery or a

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Michael G. Milligan, Angel M. Cronin, Yolonda Colson, Kenneth Kehl, Debra N. Yeboa, Deborah Schrag, and Aileen B. Chen

and Diagnosis Summary File to determine whether site-specific surgery was performed (a dichotomous variable) and to calculate the length of survival after cancer diagnosis. ICD-9 and CPT codes were used to identify interventions recorded in the

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Annika M. Gustafson, Deborah J. Goldfrank, William A. Dunson, Daniel L. Mulkerin, Rebecca L. Caires, and Keith D. Eaton

. Prevention of adverse outcomes is the shared responsibility of patients, providers, and healthcare organizations. Background Cancer treatment modalities include chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, and surgery, all of which can have adverse effects